Federal Aviation Administration April 20, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, Notice of Public Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Front Range Airport Launch Site Operator License, Spaceport Colorado
Document Number: 2018-08345
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Front Range Airport Launch Site Operator License, Spaceport Colorado. The FAA has prepared the Draft PEA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of issuing a Launch Site Operator License to the Board of County Commissioners (the BOCC) of Adams County, Colorado to operate a commercial space launch site, called ``Spaceport Colorado,'' at the Front Range Airport (FTG), in Watkins, Colorado. The Launch Site Operator License would allow the BOCC to offer Spaceport Colorado to commercial launch providers to conduct launch operations of horizontal take-off and horizontal landing reusable launch vehicles (RLVs).
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2018-08344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice on October 31, 2017 the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill two upcoming openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill future openings to represent air tour operator concerns and Native American interests. This notice informs the public that no selections were made for those vacancies representing air tour operator and Native American interests and invites persons interested in serving on the NPOAG to apply for those openings.
Fifty-Seventh RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2018-08273
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fifty Seventh RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Haverfield International Incorporated
Document Number: 2018-08245
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-08140
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-08138
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-08097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing the swashplate bellows (bellows) and repetitively inspecting the swashplate assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of loose and missing clamps installed on bellows. The proposed actions are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Seven Springs, PA, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Somerset, PA
Document Number: 2018-08037
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace at Seven Springs, PA, as Seven Springs Borough Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action also removes reference to the Seven Springs, PA, Class E airspace area from the Somerset County Airport, Somerset, PA, description, and updates the geographic coordinates of Somerset County Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; New Castle, IN
Document Number: 2018-08034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport, New Castle, IN. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Richmond VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2018-07970
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-08-09 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Technische Mitteilung Nr. 4600-3 and identified as Solo 2625 02i. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the potential of an in-flight shut-down and engine fire due to failure of the connecting stud for the two fuel injector mounts of the engine redundancy system on gliders equipped with a Solo 2625 02i engine. We are issuing this AD to add a model to the applicability and require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.